Learn a New Skill
Students are tasked with choosing and researching a new skill they want to learn and learning it.
The objective of this assignment is for students to identify a new skill they would like to learn, use available online resources such as YouTube and AI, and practice the skill until they have developed proficiency. The project aims to help students develop independent learning skills, use technology to enhance learning, and explore areas of interest.
Identify a new skill: Students should choose a new skill that they would like to learn. It could be anything from cooking to coding, playing an instrument to painting, or any other skill that they are interested in.
Get Approval: Once the skill has been identified, the student should submit a proposal to the teacher for approval. The proposal should include a brief description of the skill, the reasons for choosing it, and the resources that will be used to learn it.
Study and Practice: After getting approval, students should begin studying and practicing the skill using available online resources such as YouTube and AI. Students should aim to spend at least 10 hours on this project.
Report Back: After practicing the skill, students should write a report describing their experience. The report should include details such as the resources used, the amount of time spent on the project, any difficulties encountered, and how they overcame them. Students should also include examples of their work, such as videos or images of the skill being demonstrated. Presentation: Students will present their findings to the class in a 5-minute presentation. The presentation should include a demonstration of the skill and examples of the work done.
Optional Grading Rubric:
- Skill Identification (10 points): The skill identified should be clear and relevant.
- Approval (10 points): The proposal should be clear, concise, and convincing.
- Study and Practice (40 points): Students should demonstrate a clear commitment to learning the skill and show evidence of consistent practice.
- Report (20 points): The report should be well-written, thoughtful, and detailed, and include examples of the student's work.
- Presentation (20 points): The presentation should be engaging, well-organized, and demonstrate a clear understanding of the skill.
Note: Plagiarism will not be tolerated, and any instances of plagiarism will result in a failing grade.